The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

monitor out going email

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by mousewalker, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. mousewalker

    mousewalker Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    We have the need to monitor both incoming and outgoing mail transactions between an employee and a clients. Monitoring incoming mail is no issue since there is a forward in place. Can anything be done to monitor outgoing mail and forward it?

    Thanks
    Mouse
     
  2. Freezer

    Freezer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Den Haag
  3. nottheusual1

    nottheusual1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    You need to use system filters. We've done it by adding a specific new header to all our outgoing mail that identifies the recipient and we then use a system wide filter to grab the specific Emails and copy them to another maildir. The MAJOR downside is that every Email sent has to be evaluated by the filter, and this can add serious overhead to the mail server if there is a good quantity of outgoing Email and the filter is complex.

    We used the last link (the thread contents) to spark our eventual solution. I'm horribly sorry, but that server has long since moved onto digital heaven and I can't find the final files we used.:(

    Here are some links. Hope this helps!!

    http://wiki.exim.org/FAQ/Miscellaneous/Q5033
    http://www.exim-users.org/forums/showthread.php?t=55162&highlight=copy+outgoing+mail
    http://www.mail-archive.com/exim-users@exim.org/msg01452.html

    BTW - it is not illegal for a company to monitor Email use. There is very little expectation of privacy when using a company-supplied resource.

    That being said, there **should** be a policy in place that informs employees that their Email "may be monitored" at the company's discretion. The policy will make it very difficult for an employee to scream invasion of privacy.

    Best of luck.
     
  4. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2002
    Messages:
    13,475
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Go on, have a guess
    That differs from country to country. You should always consult a legal professional before setting up any email monitoring to be sure of your legal status in so doing.
     
Loading...

Share This Page